United States



Area of expertise:

Experience Design

Job Description

As the Microsoft Digital Innovation Studio (DIS) Director, you will be a key strategic player in ensuring the success of Digital Innovation Studios on the Account. You will lead studio sales in partnership with BDs/CEs and GSA partners; you will own growing the team, the culture, and the future leaders of Avanade; and you will drive execution of the business operations. This role is multidisciplinary in nature and requires an expert with a broad skillset. It is people-focused and requires the ability to motivate, coach, and nurture our talent, while building trusting relationships with our clients, Accenture, and our people. This role requires domain knowledge across User Experience, Technology, and Delivery Management. Microsoft account experience is required. 
Studio Director will achieve success by

Create trusted relationships with the GSA, Territory, Advisory, Innovation, and Sales leaders on the Account. 
Be an active, participatory member of Account sales, strategic, planning events and meetings. 
Lead Studio Tours for client visits, Accenture & Microsoft visits, Avanade internal sales evangelism. 
Work directly with clients to understand client need and articulate the unique Digital Innovation Studio and Avanade value(s). Pitch directly to clients. Accountable for studio sales impact in the Account.
Building Culture & Scaling the Team
Cultivate, nurture, and grow an inclusive, positive, collaborative, diverse, familial culture within the Studio Team. Run, and be participatory in the ritualistic events of the Studio. For example: First Fridays, celebrating Kudos, Studio Champs, Rookie Cookies, etc.  
Build the future leaders of the Studio
Work with Studio Leaders to grow headcount, interview and make hiring decisions. Support and seek out diversity hire goals; infuse the culture of diversity throughout the team as well as help drive referrals through various campaigns.
Drive a strong cultural connection with the Account
Operate the Business
Be a Career Advisor, and model excellence in this role for your team 
Support your fellow Studio Directors and your NA Studio LT; be accountable
Build effective partnerships across the Avanade business; often outside your sphere of direct influence
As a member of the NA Studio Leadership Team closely manage the levers of the operational side of the business

You likely possess a bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communications or another relevant field. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also suffice. An advanced degree or MBA is preferred.
You likely have 10+ years relevant studio or cross-discipline focused delivery experience and 10+ years managing people/teams
1+ year selling and delivering to Microsoft

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About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at